Turkey warns Greece about Aegean island drills

Turkey's defence ministry on Tuesday accused Athens of violating two international treaties by planning aerial exercises near two Greek islands in the Aegean Sea......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardNov 25th, 2020

Turkey quake death toll rises to 100

The death toll from a powerful earthquake which hit western Turkey rose to 100 on Tuesday, the country’s disaster authority said. Search and rescue teams look for victims at the site of a collapsed building in Izmir on November 2, 2020, after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey’s western coast and parts of Greece. – Rescue workers were searching eight buildings in Izmir on November 1, despite dwindling hope for survivors, as the death toll of a powerful magnitude earthquake which hit western Turkey rose to 49. The 7.0-magnitude quake has also injured 896 in Turkey, the Turkish emergency authority AFAD said, after striking on October 30 afternoon near the west coast town of Seferihisar in Izmir province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) The 7.0 magnitude quake also injured 994 people, the agency known by its Turkish acronym AFAD reported, with 147 still in hospital. It added that rescue workers in Izmir province were continuing to search tirelessly in five buildings for an unknown number of missing individuals. The worst hit Turkish town was Bayrakli in Izmir where there was a mixture of celebration and sadness on Monday after a three-year-old girl named Elif Perincek and a 14-year-old named Idil Sirin were rescued from the rubble. But both lost a sibling each to the disaster which struck on Friday afternoon in the Aegean Sea. Two teenagers on their way home from school were also killed in Greece. Turkey has reported over 1,464 aftershocks following the quake, including 44 that were above four in magnitude. After dozens of buildings were damaged and the risk of repeated tremors, thousands of residents were forced to spend a fourth night in tents in Izmir. The quake is the deadliest in Turkey this year after another disaster hit the eastern provinces of Elazig and Malatya in January, killing over 40 people......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 3rd, 2020

EU border agency ‘involved in illegal asylum pushbacks’

Europe’s border security agency Frontex has been involved in several illegal “pushbacks” of asylum seekers crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece, media including Germany’s Der Spiegel reported Saturday. The investigation “shows for the first time that senior Frontex officials know about illegal practices by Greek border guards — and that some of them […] The post EU border agency ‘involved in illegal asylum pushbacks’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

First Neanderthal activity found on Greek island – study

ATHENS, Greece – Scientists have for the first time found evidence of Neanderthals on the Greek island of Naxos, pushing back human activity in the Aegean by thousands of years, a new study shows. "The excavation...has produced the kind of robust data required to support a claim for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2019

Greek, Turkish authorities rescue migrants in Aegean Sea

ATHENS — Greece's coast guard rescued 59 migrants from an inflatable dinghy off the island of Kos yesterday while a second vessel reported in trouble was pic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2016

FOCUS Tourism blow for Greek island that sheltered refugees

LESBOS, Greece: When a sea of humanity landed on their island’s rocky shores last year, the people of Lesbos turned out with blankets and hot food to help thousands of refugees emerging from the cold waters of the Aegean. In … Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 24th, 2016

Migrant drowns off Greece waters

A woman drowned Wednesday and another was missing after an inflatable boat carrying dozens of migrants sank off the island of Lesbos, the Greek coastguard said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020

Fire breaks out inside refugee camp in Greece

A fire broke out early on Monday in the refugee camp on earthquake hit Greece’s Samos island burning down 15 tents, the Migration Ministry said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

Rescuers race to find Turkey quake survivors

BAYRAKH, Turkey (AFP) — Rescuers raced against the clock to save people trapped under rubble in Turkey and Greece on Saturday as anguished mourners buried the first victims of a powerful earthquake that claimed 39 lives. The 7.0-magnitude quake killed 37 people and injured nearly 900 in Turkey after striking on Friday afternoon near the […] The post Rescuers race to find Turkey quake survivors appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

19 dedo! Magnitude 7 yumanig sa Turkey, Greece

Abot sa 19 katao ang napaslang sa nangyaring magnitude 7.0 earthquake sa siyudad ng Izmar sa Turkey, na naramdaman din sa Greece nitong Biyernes. The post 19 dedo! Magnitude 7 yumanig sa Turkey, Greece first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

EU warns over Turkey backsliding on rights, democracy

The EU on Tuesday accused Turkey of backsliding on democratic standards and human rights, saying a crackdown launched after a coup attempt in 2016 was having a "profound and devastating impact"......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

Pompeo heads for Greece seeking de-escalation in east Med

America's top diplomat Mike Pompeo left Washington on Sunday for Greece, where he intends to call for the de-escalation of tensions in the eastern Mediterranean and encourage a nascent dialogue with Turkey......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Big blaze guts Greece& rsquo;s main migrant camp

Athens---Greece’s largest migrant camp on the island of Lesbos was gutted by a huge fire early Wednesday, leaving over 12,000 fleeing asylum seekers homeless, with reports that the blaze was started by migrants revolting against coronavirus isolation rules......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Troubled waters: Greek-Turkish escalations in the Mediterranean

Greece and Turkey have increased their military manoeuvres in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days. At the heart of the dispute between the historic rivals lies the search for hydrocarbons.T.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Locsin warns China over South China Sea drills

Locsin warns China over South China Sea drills.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

Greece dismisses reports Turkey occupied border strip

Greece on Sunday dismissed reports that Turkish soldiers had occupied a strip of Greek territory in the Evros border region, where Athens is expanding a fence to keep migrants out......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

Migrants in Greece shot after breaking quarantine

LESBOS ISLAND, Greece: Two asylum-seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos were shot and injured after apparently violating coronavirus quarantine rules, officials said Thursday. The two men, an Iranian and an Afghan, reported to the camp’s infirmary with buckshot wounds late Wednesday, sources at the Moria camp said. They were taken to the local hospital but […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

EU, Turkey to review migrant deal as border tensions simmer

BRUSSELS : The European Union and Turkey agreed to review a 4-year-old deal on managing migrants and refugees in an effort to settle a dispute that sent thousands of people to the Turkey-Greece border in hopes of reaching Europe, top EU officials said on Monday. Under the 2016 agreement, the EU offered Turkey up to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

Erdogan tells Turkish Coast Guard to stop migrants crossing Aegean

ANKARA, Turkey – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the Turkish coast guard to prevent migrants crossing the Aegean sea because of the risks, officials said. "On the orders of the president... permission will not be given for migrants to cross the Aegean sea because it is dangerous," the coast guard tweeted on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

Philippines warns of explosive eruption as Taal volcano spews ash

About 8,000 residents ordered to evacuate volcano island and other high-risk towns A volcano near the Philippines capital has spewed ash up to nine miles (15km) into the sky, prompting the evacuation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2020

Over 100,500 Migrants Leave Turkey to Reach Europe

The number of irregular migrants leaving Turkey for Europe has reached 100,577 as of Sunday evening, Turkey’s interior minister Suleyman Soylu said. The migrants are leaving Turkey through northwestern Edirne province bordering with Greece and Bulgaria. Thousands of migrants flocked to Pazarkule, a border gate with Greece, after Turkish officials announced Friday they would no […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2020